Sorakaya pachadi ( bottle gourd chutney)

sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney recipe.Sorakaya or bottle gourd is considered to be a super coolant hence we avoid it during winters or monsoon except to make this chutney. Since turmeric, sesame seeds, ginger and green chilies are used to make this sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney, it neutralizes and keeps the body warm.

sorakaya pachadi, bottle gourd chutney

sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney can also be made without sesame seeds, ginger and green chilies that is how it is made during summers.

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sorakaya pachadi goes well with rice, chapathi, paratha, pongal or dosa, I have not tried it with idli. The consistency can be adjusted to your liking. To have it with dosa or chapathi, may be you will have to thin it down by adding a bit of water while grinding, which I haven’t since we accompanied it with rice.

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How to make sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney

1. Dry roast red chilies, chana dal and urad dal to light golden, to the same pan add sesame seeds and cumin. Toss them for a minute, sesame seeds should get toasted well without getting browned. Transfer to a wide plate and cool.

toasting dal sesame to make sorakaya pachadi recipe

2. Add a tsp of oil to the same pan, fry green chilies and set side. Add the chopped bottle gourd and fry on a medium flame till the raw smell disappears completely and they wilt off. I did not peel the skin of the sorakaya since it was very tender, didn’t have seeds inside. If there are seeds, i suggest to remove them.

frying chilies gourd in oil to make sorakaya pachadi

3. Transfer the cooled dals to the chutney jar and move the bottle gourd to the plate and cool.

cooled dals to the jar for sorakaya pachadi recipe

4. If you don’t like to use tomato, you can skip this step. Add chopped tomato to the pan and sprinkle turmeric and salt and fry till the tomatoes turn completely mushy. Move this to the plate and cool.

frying tomatoes until mushy to make sorakaya chutney

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5. Powder the dals to a fine powder.

powdered dals in jar to make bottle gourd chutney

6. Scrape off the sides and add cooled bottle gourd, tomato, green chilies, and ginger.

blending tomato gourd to make sorakaya pachadi recipe

7. Make a fine or coarse chutney of the mix. My jar did not fit all the gourd at one time, so just added half of this, blended well then added the rest and blended.

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8. Heat oil in the same pan, Add mustard cumin, urad dal, broken red chili, garlic. When the dal turns golden, add curry leaves, tamarind paste and hing. Off the stove and add the chutney to the pan and stir.

season with mustard cumin hing to make sorakaya pachadi recipe

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Serve chutney with rice and ghee or with dosa , chapathi.

for more chutney recipes, check
ginger chutney
beerakaya pachadi
capsicum chutney
methi leaves chutney
radish chutney

sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney recipe below

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sorakaya pachadi

sorakaya pachadi

Bottle gourd chutney called as sorakaya pachadi in telugu is served with rice or chapathi or with most south indian breakfasts like dosa, pongal or utthapam

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Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2

    cups

    bottle gourd

    , chopped, small, with skin

  • 1

    piece

    ginger

    ,Small, (thin slice) (do not use too much)

  • 2

    tsp

    chana dal

    / senaga pappu

  • 2

    tsp

    Urad dal

    / minapa pappu

  • 2

    tsp

    Sesame seeds

  • ½ to ¾

    cup

    tomatoes

    or tamarind paste or lemon juice as needed

  • 2

    red chilies

  • 3

    green chilies

    or replace with red chilies

  • ½

    tsp

    cumin

  • Salt

    as needed

  • 1/8

    tsp

    turmeric

Seasoning

  • 1 to 2

    tsps

    Oil

  • 1

    Pinch

    hing

  • ¼

    tsp

    cumin

  • ¼

    tsp

    mustard

  • 1

    red chili

    ,broken

  • ½

    tsp

    urad dal

  • 1 to 2

    cloves

    garlic

    , crushed

  • 1

    sprig

    curry leaves

  • Tamarind paste

    as needed

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Instructions

  • soak little tamarind in hot water if you wish to use it. when it is soaked it turns soft. Squeeze and filter it to the pan while seasoning later.

  • Wash bottle gourd under running water, If you wish to keep the skin on, scrub it with little sea or crystal salt and then wash off. Chop them to small pieces and measure.

  • Heat a pan, dry red chilies, roast chana dal and urad dal lightly golden, add sesame seeds and cumin and toss. Make sure the sesame seeds are toasted well. Set these aside to cool.

  • add little oil to the same pan and fry green chilies, set aside. Add bottle gourd , fry till they wilt off and the raw smell disappears. Set these aside separately to cool . To the same pan add tomato, salt and turmeric and fry till the tomatoes turn mushy. set this too to cool.

  • Powder finely the dals, sesame seeds, red chilies and cumin.

  • Add the green chilies, ginger, bottle gourd and tomato.

  • Blend everything well. If needed adjust the salt.

  • Add little more oil to the pan, add crushed broken red chili,garlic, mustard, cumin and urad dal. Allow the dal to turn lightly golden. Add curry leaves , hing and tamarind paste.Fry till the leaves turn crisp.

  • Add the ground chutney and mix well.

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Notes

you can use lemon juice and skip tomatoes and tamarind too , add the juice to the chutney directly after you finish seasoning.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts

sorakaya pachadi

Amount Per Serving

Calories 336

Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g

12%

Sodium 646mg

28%

Potassium 1287mg

37%

Carbohydrates 58g

19%

Fiber 14g

58%

Sugar 17g

19%

Protein 12g

24%

Vitamin A 1615IU

32%

Vitamin C 262.9mg

319%

Calcium 212mg

21%

Iron 8.6mg

48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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